Pali in Thai Script

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Thu Mar 27 14:12:39 CDT 2014

On Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:38:05 +0100 (CET)
Richard BUDELBERGER <budelberger.richard at> wrote:

> And now, Pali. Not Thai in Pali script, but Pali in Thai script…

There is no Pali script as such, though sometimes Pali is written in a
neighbour's script rather than one's own.  What's more surprising is
that Pali wasn't regularly written in the Thai script until Rama IV
ordered the change.  Instead, the Buddhist script in his domains was the
Khom script (a variety of the Khmer script, with several unencoded
characters for Thai) in the south and the Tai Tham script in the north.


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